Originally Posted by jkevin50
Stupid idea here but it may work:
My PS3 would cut out (using analog component video) and the cables needed to be fully plugged in and seated. If they were even slightly loose in the back of the PS3, no video at all. You can see if this is a problem by pulling the plug and plugging it in while the PS3 is running and see if the video pops on.
If your set supports it, you can try any of the other video modes with another cable and see if the problem persists. At least it's something to try before writing it off with bad video hardware.